|For immediate publication - a sample copy would be much appreciated!
Survey: market development of pedelecs and their drive systems
In 2019 the word "pedelec" will be 20 years old, but the market for them is still developing rapidly. We now invite end users, dealers and manufacturers to take part in a survey on the market relevance of drive systems.
The pedelec, often also called an e-bike, has earned itself a major presence on many cycle paths. Furthermore, for most dealers the pedelec is the dominant factor in turnover, and also a key driver of growth.
Thanks to electric assistance, cycling has once again become part of everyday life for many people. This is a development which ExtraEnergy has driven and supported since 1992 with independent product testing, test tracks, specialist training, special exhibitions of components and much more.
At ExtraEnergy we believe that awareness of the pedelec is now universal in people´s everyday lives, and that pedelecs serve people well. Nonetheless, the product itself is still very much in its infancy, and there are many technological developments yet to come. We endeavour to accelerate these developments through the independent information which we publish.
Because the cycle industry traditionally works in a very compartmentalised fashion, drive system and cycle component suppliers play a central role in driving innovation and utility for the customer.
Because the market is developing very fast we believe that it would be of benefit to all stakeholders if we can, for the upcoming EUROBIKE, collect and publish reliable data on the current market relevance of individual suppliers from the points of view of cycle manufacturers, cycle dealers and cycle end users.
So that we can complete our analysis before EUROBIKE, we need your input by the 29th August 2019 at latest.
The results will be published for free access online, without identifying any participants. Surveys
To the survey for end users: https:// tinyurl.com/y63wtorc
To the survey for dealers: https:// tinyurl.com/yxq6a5ly
To the survey for cycle manufacturers: https://tinyurl.com/y2a66l5j
We thank you in advance for your participation.
ExtraEnergy has carried out independent e-bike and pedelec tests since 1992. Since then the organisation has established itself as the most influential information, user protection and promotional organisation for light electric vehicles (LEVs) worldwide.
The founders realised from the start that these vehicles need to be experienced first-hand. Since 1997 the Test IT Track has been on the road, and today has three units for the Test IT Show. ExtraEnergy is also rooted at its test facility in Tanna, where 27 years of test reports and LEV history are on display at the LEV Museum.
Other services on offer include presentations and exhibitions at trade and public shows, plus information distribution with the assistance of correspondents worldwide.
Alongside our physical presence, www.extraenergy.org provides a treasure-house of information online. With support from the European Union and the IEA (International Energy Agency), in 2012 the Go Pedelec! Handbook was published in German, English, Dutch, Hungarian, Czech, Italian, Spanish and Chinese, including much new information and best practice studies for electric-assist two-wheelers.
As founding members of the EnergyBus and BATSO (Battery Safety Organisation) associations, ExtraEnergy is also active on both the ISO (International Standards Organisation) Standards Committee, with a focus on mechanical standardisation, and on the IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission), and so helps set safety and communication standards for LEVs worldwide.
For immediate publication - a sample copy would be much appreciated!